Our Project Partners

Organizations partner with ACCEL student teams to collaborate in order to solve real problems through project-driven work. We look to our outside community for companies to partner with who offer an authentic business project or challenge for ACCEL students to research, analyze and help solve. Student teams deliver customer research, videos, marketing campaigns and data analysis, to name a few. Our students work in small groups to bring a positive outcome to your company.

Project Partner Application

Now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year! We work with new companies and organizations at the start of each semester. You can apply by filling out the form in the link below.

Project Interest Form

What does a project look like?

ACCEL teams work with new companies at the start of each semester. The following outlines what you can expect when you sign up for a project:

  1. Identify a problem or challenge.

  2. ACCEL leadership works with you to align student outcome goals and expectations.

  3. You are contacted by student teams to set up a kick-off meeting.

  4. After the kick-off, your commitment is a mid-point and a final meeting where students will present their research and findings.  You are also expected to reply to student questions via email or phone calls as needed. 

The average time commitment over the course of a semester is approximately 10-12 hours


ACCEL students bring a combination of hard work and a unique perspective to your challenge. Some of our projects have led to immediate application of team suggestions and led to project growth based on findings.  We do it all at a great price – free! 

Our Partners

ACCEL Administration

Craig Smith
ACCEL Coordinator



Cheryl Andreasen 
Global Business - AP Economics


Joel Coyne
Global Business - Business Fundamentals


Scott Kloehn
Global Food and Sustainability - AP Environmental Science 


Jamie Kobs 
Global Food and Sustainability - English


Kristen Kvalheim
Global Food and Sustainability - Agriculture


Megan Pohl
Global Business - English